Introducing RegalaMia

RegalaMia is an amazing talent that has been like a breath of fresh air to my ears and I want to share her music with you. She originally got in touch and asked if I would check out the video for ‘Worthy’. Wow! This song blew me away with its powerful message about homelessness which also showcased an impressive lyrical depth and vocal style. The emotion within the song is so strong because of the vocals and use of the piano, it grabs you and makes you pay attention. After visiting her YouTube page, I was hooked and wanted to find out more.

While learning more about RegalaMia, I found it interesting that she grew up traveling the world. During her journey she has seen and experienced the highs and lows that life can throw at us and has created music which she says embraces the dark corners of their own lives, heal and let go, to become the best versions of themselves. Understanding the power of music, because it has helped her through some hardship, she has used these moments to create the songs which feature on the debut album ‘The Dark Age’.

Before I talk about RegalaMia‘s debut release I want to share a little chat I had with the lady of the hour. I wanted to find out a little more about this singer songwriter, her influences and a little more, this is what she had to say:

Was there a moment or someone that inspired you to become a musician?

I don’t think there was ever a moment when I decided to become a musician, I’ve been singing and writing since I can remember. But there was a very distinct moment when I chose to become an artist in the public eye. I had been singing professionally for years, but my own songs were my biggest secret, no one knew I wrote them. I had shared my first single “Never Wake Me Up” as a test to myself. The positive response shocked me, but it was one message that really convinced me to want to do this full time. A young woman wrote to me how touched she was by my song, and how it helped her feel understood and actually get through a difficult time in her life, which she then described to me. I realized in that moment, that my music wasn’t just for me, and that I couldn’t go another day with out sharing it.

Which musicians have helped to influence your music and it’s sound?

I feel like my “sound” is a big jumble of things I’ve heard throughout my life. Describing the sound of my music is very challenging for me, so far the best description I’ve heard is “A uniquely emotional twist to Adele with the lyrical depth of Lana Del Rey”. I never had one artist that I absolutely adored, so I can’t say that someone really inspired my music in particular. What I really am obsessed with is sounds. I can remember so vividly the first time I heard a harmonica being played, or a saxophone. If I had to choose my favorite musical artists (dead or alive) I would say “The Black Keys” and Beethoven.

You have recently released you debut album. It has a cool theatrical feel about it, was this one of your goals when you decided to put this album together? Also, what other goals did you have?

I suppose it does have a theatrical feel to it! When I wrote the album I had no intention of sharing it with anyone, so I wrote the songs purely to get through my own experiences. These songs were written during a time when I was unable to honestly express myself in any area of my life. The act of writing these songs, was my only outlet to talk about what was happening to me. The outside world thought my life was perfect, when in reality it was so twisted. “The Dark Age” was the only place for me to share that truth. So I suppose the repression of my experiences made them become more intense and theatrical when they were finally revealed.

From the new album which is your favourite song and why?

“Mother Theresa” is my favorite song on the album. I love it because I think its one of the most beautiful songs, but it also has quite a bit of cheek to it. The source of most of my pain during the time of this album was this pressure to forgive the “unforgivable”. I felt alone and like everyone expected me to be this saint that I just wasn’t. I don’t think I’ve ever written a song with more sadness, frustration and sass like that one has.

What can people expect from your shows?

Expect to laugh and cry. I have had people bawling one minute and chuckling the next. When I play my songs, I go into my own world and show you an experience with no filters and no protection. My songs aren’t entertaining, their touching. I don’t sing to be your background music I sing to open you up, and help you feel again. I never write music, just to write. I write when I absolutely have to. And I think that’s the reason my songs are always so authentic, and receive the reactions they do.

What are your future plans and goals for your music?

Currently my goal is to share my music with as many hearts as possible. I’ve just started pursuing my career as an independent artist and I want to grow in it as much as I can. So far I’ve only been able to share with a small amount of people, who have greatly enjoyed my music. But I want to expand and get it out there to as many people as possible.

Finally, is there anything you like to say to any new listeners out there or maybe to any of your fans who are reading this?

I’d like to say that sharing this Album has been the most vulnerable act I’ve ever committed. “The Dark Age” is a glimpse into the darkest moment of my life. The process of releasing this album, has also been the stepping stone that got me out of that dark place, and into the space I’m in now. All I can say to anyone listening to my music, is that I hope it gives you the same opportunity. I don’t want any one to dwell in darkness, but we all should experience it, and embrace it so that we can come out of it stronger, lighter and more powerful than ever before.

The album ‘The Dark Age’ is not just a collection of songs but more of a story about the rollercoaster of life with its up’s, downs and twists. It is accompanied by a soundtrack which has a blend of so many different genres including rock and jazz to name the ones that stand out to me. RegalaMia‘s talents with the piano has made me really appreciate this instrument even more as the tempo and emotional tone she shares with it gives this album a special quality and soul.

Lyrically and vocally is where the album ‘The Dark Age’ really shines in my opinion. The way RegalaMia has moulded her hardships into words and then shares the emotions with her voice is why this album will receive a lot of well deserved praise. When you listen to my highlight tracks ‘Never Wake Me Up’ and ‘Revolution’ you will hear this winning combination in action. The title track ‘The Dark Age’ is my personal favourite as it offers so much and highlights why this is a musician that deserves your time. The blend of rock riffs which is matched with power from the piano gives the song an edgy dark sound to match its lyrical content. Her voice is so good on this song as she controls the tempo with it and also shows of a bit of sassiness with her tone. Big fan of this song.

The more I listen to this album the more I discover which makes me a bigger fan. I recommend that you check out the music from RegalaMia from her YouTube page (click HERE) and if you enjoy what you hear then head over to Amazon, iTunes or CDBaby to grab yourself a copy of ‘The Dark Age’.

There is something special about how RegalaMia creates her music and I am looking forward to hearing future releases. If you want to find out more about this talented musician including upcoming shows then check out RegalaMiaMusic.com. You can also find this information from her social media sites at Facebook and Twitter. While you are there, why not say hello and she does like to connect with fans.

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